White Noise 2 is a direct-to-DVD release starring Nathan Fillion (Serenity, Desperate Housewives, Buffy The Vampire Slayer) as Abe Dale, a man who tries to commit suicide after his wife and son are brutally murdered right in front of him in a diner. He nearly succeeds in killing himself, but is brought back and afterward starts to see a glowing aura around people who are about to die.
Abe believes he has a duty to save those he can, including his nurse (Katee Sackhoff, Battlestar Galactica, Bionic Woman), but then he learns that his family's killer saved them several days earlier because he has the same ability as he does. Abe starts to dig into why people who were saved are then killed by their rescuer several days later and makes a terrifying discovery. Abe then has to decide if he has to now kill the people he’s saved.
I thought this was going to be a horror movie, and I’m not a big horror fan — being scared isn’t my idea of a good time; however there are exceptions. But I wouldn’t classify this as strictly horror; it’s more of a mystery/suspense, psychological thriller type of film. I’m also a big supporter of any Whedonverse actor (any show from creator Joss Whedon – Buffy, Angel, Firefly, and once this strike is over, Dollhouse) and Fillion is among those alumni. That Sackhoff happens to be portraying one of the best characters on one of my favorite shows currently on the air - Battlestar Galactica - doesn’t hurt either. The two didn’t have enough scenes together, but I liked the chemistry when they were on screen together.
The film also gives recognition to a character portrayed by Fillion in the past. After he’s saved several people, one of his friends asks him if he thinks he is a superhero; he then calls Abe "Captain Tight Pants." This is nod to Captain Malcolm Reynolds, the character Fillion played in the series Firefly and later the movie Serenity, which I thought was a nice touch.